In my “Dream Wedding Locale List”, Santa Barbara/Montecito is at the very top. When you combine that with all the crazy gorgeous light captured in film by fave photog Braedon Flynn, well…this gorgeousness is what you end up with. Congrats to Rachel and Chris, who are total stunners!
We think you will too.
This wedding is killing me with all it’s indie flare, bright flora, glitter shoes, patterned napkins, rockin’ wedding band, and VW bus getaway. Um…??? This Big Sur wedding is dang cool, I can’t even handle it. Very very very special thanks to fave photog Jennifer Hogan of Ever Whim Photographs, whose work is always lovely–I always feel lucky when I get to share her work with you!
Resources–Dress: Pricilla of Boston, Shoes: Kate Spade, Matt’s suit, bridesmaid’s dresses, and groomsmen’s ties: J.Crew, Matt’s tie: Burberry , Food: my parents, Hydrangea catering, Dinner Napkins: Picking Daisies, Paper straws: ThePartyFairy on Etsy, Vases: Vintage, collected them from antique store and Ebay, Flowers and decor were done by me, with help from mom Regina Leigh and my sister Madeleine Leigh.
*For a wedding dress round up, check it out here!
Don’t we all wish we had a family farm in Virginia to host our wedding at? I’ve been begging my parents to buy one for ages (just, of course, for wedding purposes) but no such luck. If only, right? I’m thrilled to feature Nikki and Mike’s Virginia wedding, who are lucky enough to already have one in their family. I love their story…New York couple escapes to the south for a sweet country barn wedding. It’s a classic that never grows old. This little affair shot by Mary Dougherty is absolutely perfect to welcome in the summer weather, which is well on it’s way.
Although we live in New York City, I just couldn’t see us getting married there. After tossing a few ideas around, we decided that our wedding would be on the farm that I grew up on in Culpeper, VA. From that moment, it became a true team effort and our barn wedding planning began! Our ceremony was on the hill behind my house which overlooked the corn and cow fields that seemed to glow during the autumn sunset. The ceremony, which was short and sweet, ended with us walking back up the aisle under a shower of lavender buds while “All You Need Is Love” by The Beatles was sung. The cocktail hour was in the front lawn and our guests had a chance to lounge on hay bale couches and nibble on southern treats – sweet potato biscuits with country ham and apple butter and fried green tomato skewers! Another aspect of our wedding day that made it even more special, was that my parents were married on the same day, 28 years prior. Our reception was in a hay barn (the same barn that only six months prior had a missing side and a dirt floor). Our bluegrass band, Jackass Flats, proved to be a perfect choice; they had everyone up and dancing for hours! After the sun went down and it started to get a bit chilly, Mike started up the fire pit that he had prepared and people moved outside to enjoyed the cigars and whiskey underneath a twinkling sky.
Happy Monday, darlings! Today, we’re a wedding with so much floral goodness, it’ll be hard to look away. Fabulous floral designer Lauryl Lane sent over these beautiful images shot by Braedon Flynn. Um…best team ever! All the vendors read off like a list of faves: Paper by Wiley Valentine, Cakes by My Sweet and Saucy, Planning and design by Chic Celebrations. Just too lovely!
Photography – Braedon Flynn, Planning and Design – Gianna SanFilippo, Chic Celebrations, Floral and Backdrop Designs – Lauryl Lane, Venue and catering – Aliso Creek Inn, Desserts – My Sweet and Saucy, Custom Invitations – Wiley Valentine, Other paper goods – bride and groom. Rentals – Classic Party Rentals.
Today, I thought I’d make a formal introduction to you. Patricia Kantzos is a photographer that has been one of our sponsors for quite a while, but it’s about time you make her acquaintance. She is a photographer that captures classically beautiful images and I just can’t tell you enough about how lovely her work is…you need to go see for yourself. She was recently featured in Well Wed Magazine and has been featured on oodles of blogs, so of course, I’m so excited to have her as part of our Grey Likes Family. Here’s some goodies from one of my favorite weddings of hers: Britt and Thad.
*Patricia Kantzos is a Grey Likes Weddings sponsor.